Aishwarya wins Dadasaheb Phalke award

Q.  Who is known as the Father of Indian Cinema?
- Published on 25 Apr 17

a. Dadasaheb Phalke
b. Satyajit Ray
c. Soojit Sircar
d. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

ANSWER: Dadasaheb Phalke
Aishwarya wins Dadasaheb Phalke awardChitra Productions in association with Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 celebrated the 148th birth anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema, the respected Dadasaheb Phalke.

This year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the award for the best actress female for her stellar performance in the film “Sarabjit”.

Hema Malini won the Award in the category of Kala Shree. Veteran Zeenat Aman walked the stage to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Soojit Sircar bagged Creative Director Award for “Pink”, along with Rohit Roy, who bagged the Best Negative Role in Film for “Kaabil”.

Veteran filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath is the winner of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2016.

The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.

The award shall be conferred by the President of India at a function on May 3, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan.

He has also been awarded 5 National Awards, 20 Nandi Awards (awarded by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh), 10 Filmfare Awards including Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Know More
  • The award is conferred by the Union Government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.
  • The Award was established in 1969 to commemorate the birth centenary year of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke.
  • It is the highest official recognition (award) in Indian cinema.
  • It is given on the basis of recommendations of a committee of eminent personalities set up by the government.
  • Devika Rani was the first recipient of this award.

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